Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day (2013)

Holidays & Parades

Today, many Irish (and others) worldwide will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day, a tradition that has a long history.

St. Patrick's Day ParadeCNN writes: "The Irish have had strong cultural influences
on America for centuries. The first St. Patrick's Day parade held in New York was organized
by Irish colonists
in 1762, 14 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed," CNN
says. "Americans could spend nearly $5 billion celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year; Emerald
green is the 2013 Pantone color of the year; With almost 35 million citizens of Irish ancestry,
U.S. remembers Ireland in town names."
Photo Credit: CNN

You can find out more facts about St. Patrick's Day at []


  1. Top o' the mornin' to ye.
    New York's parade was yesterday, so that the parade would not block 5th Avenue and prevent worshipers from attending Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral.

    1. I often attended the parade in Montreal, but not yet in NYC, which I would like to do one year.


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